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Mixing themes of destiny and responsibility with the real life concerns of teenagers everywhere, this is a witty and gripping start to a new teen series by a debut author with a fantastic imagination.
A Piece of Passion from Publisher, Emily Thomas
In début author D.J. McCune's first novel, a tense and exciting three part epic sequence, we meet teenager Adam, whose growing preoccupation with the girl he likes and the mates who make him laugh is seriously thwarted by his heavy responsibility as a member of the Lumen. One of only a few Lumen collectives around the world, Adam's family are charged with taking the dead to their rightful place in the afterlife, whether that be heaven, hell or somewhere in between. To say it's a drag is an understatement. Add to that Adam's burgeoning gift for premonition and you have a sinister and atmospheric battle to balance his supernatural, and his human commitments. Adam is a fresh new hero from a talent to watch in D. J. McCune. From the moment I started reading Death & Co., I knew I had a winner on my hands. Check out the stunning cover, too...
Adam is a Luman, and it runs in the family. Escorting the dead from life into light, Adam must act as guide to those taken before their time. As his older brothers fall into their fate however, Adam clings to his life as a normal kid - one who likes girls, hates the Head and has a pile of homework to get through by Monday morning. When Adam gets a terrible premonition he realises that he must make a devastating choice, risking his life, his family and his destiny.
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Publisher: Hot Key Books
|Publication date:||2nd May 2013|
|Author:||D. J. McCune|
|Publisher:||Hot Key Books|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction,|
|Categories:||Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage),|
Debbie (DJ) McCune was born in Belfast and grew up in Carrickfergus, a seaside town just north of the city. As a child she liked making up stories and even wrote some down, including a thriller about a stolen wallaby. At school she hated doing homework, except writing stories for English - which were long enough to make her teachers weep. Debbie read Theology at Trinity College, Cambridge but mostly just read lots of books. She has enjoyed a varied career, but she is currently Head of Religious Studies in an Integrated Secondary School. She lives in Northern Ireland with ...More About D. J. McCune